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Dec 25, 2012 8:45pm EST
the story of the civil war at sea and on the rivers, jim, you were putting the finishing touches on your new book. craig, you were preparing four book for publication as well, and now both dish have to do this the way they do on the talk shows -- so, now, james mcpherson's war on the waters, the union and confederate navies, 1861 to 1865, and craig's civil war at sea, both very handsomely done, and it's good because we get to resume our conversation. we barely broke the surface. let's get right to it. because we spoke for an hour last time and we got to about january of 1862. so i'll assume you all know about 1861. and get to something that jim pointed out in his book, which i found rather interesting, and that is that 150 years ago this month, eye side from all the other things going on, including the first shudders of the realization that lincoln had actually promulgated an emancipation proclaimation. the blockade was in force in confederate ports. the union had chanced the bombardment of the city of vicksburg, and new orleans had fallen. the tennessee, cumberland, and mississippi rivers s
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 7:00pm EST
it successfully with pat moynihan in new york. he ran against william buckley's brother jim. at the first debate, buckley turned to him and starts bashing comes right out of the court with moynihan. he looks up and says, oh, the mudslinging begins. [laughter] >> thank you. tell us and generalize for us, historians have not typically have access to anything resembling this kind of material with the exception of nixon and whatever. how were we to regard the source of information? what is it? you have to check it? is a good way to his? >> i think it is good to go. what is wonderful about these tapes is the immediacy of them. also, we do have other presidential tapes to listen to. one of the things that i actually love about these tapes of the conversations between president kennedy and his brother. when you listen to the nixon tapes, they have a certain quality. then you listen to the two kennedy brothers talking about how mean this guy is. it sounds so quaint as opposed to some of what we heard on the nixon tapes. i'm sure that there were other words used to describe problematic figures. but it r
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 8:15pm EST
: jim in pennsylvania. good afternoon from miami. you're on with awe their brad meltzer. >> caller: thank you for taking my call, i was on the way out to the door to run anary rand when i saw brad meltzer on your program, and when i heard the word heroes it reminded me of a kissing just had with my sister, it was over the book "death of the west" and he sad we have stripped away heroes out of our history books,, in the schools, and i just think that we need heroes to look up to and emulate. and right now it seems like in this country we have a trickle-down immortality, and so just hearing all these books and your philosophy, brad, of getting heroes out into the public, just really enlightens me and i just feel so good that you're doing this, and i look forward to reading your books because i do believe we need to have heroes -- >> guest: i appreciate that. you're exactly right. in fact one of the things i really want -- whether we like it or not, our kids are going to pick heroes. you might as well have a say it in. if you don't they're going to pick some dumb athlete with some stu
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